Real Madrid are Europe’s finest
Written by @Challies11
When it comes to the Champions League the majority of people are pointing to Bayern Munich as the favourites, expecting them to clinch a second consecutive European cup.
However, it is Real Madrid that are the most impressive team in European football this season. Bayern may have already clinched their league title but how much of that is down to the decline of rivals Dortmund? Real’s league form has been varied but on the European stage they have been phenomenal.
Last night they recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Dortmund, putting themselves in the driving seat for a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. They’ll ease through the second leg and dismantle the Germans in the same fashion that they did to Schalke.
Ancelotti’s men are frightening, his side always comes with a weight of expectation due to the history and dominance of the club but there’s just something different about the Spaniards this year. For the first time in a decade they look capable of going all the way.
With Benzema, Ronaldo and Bale up front you’re always going to score goals. The difference is they’re also solid in defence, able to limit the chances the opposition has while dismantling them at the other end.
In the future we could easily find ourselves talking about the current Madrid side as comparable to the famous Barcelona team from a few years back. There’s nobody in the footballing game that can currently match the European giants.
The scariest thing is that Real are yet to reach too gear in the competition. So far, they’ve cruised their way past the opposition they have faced and it looks like they will continue to do so, as there’s concerns about the rest of the seven teams left in the competition.
Real Madrid are the complete package and I fully expect them to clinch their tenth European Cup in Lisbon.